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Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy will be reteaming once more

Nov. 8, 2011by:

Scorsese and De Niro, Scott and Crowe, Burton and Depp. Now Ratner and Murphy? It seems the director has found his muse. Ratner has credited Murphy with inspiring his RUSH HOUR series, and has now teamed with him for TOWER HEIST and the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony that Ratner is producing and Murphy will host.

But the duo now has another project in the works, according to The Wrap, though no details have been revealed yet and Ratner will only say: “I’d make anything with Eddie.”

He seems to think that TOWER HEIST was a brilliant collaboration between the two that he wants to repeat, but I think many would disagree. The films $25M opening was less than expected (but Ratner dismisses it as being in a “soft market”) and speaking for myself, I don’t really view it as a return to form for Murphy. Yes, he was being Eddie Murphy and wasn’t in a fatsuit, but the character didn’t really even show up until halfway through the film, and wasn’t really an integral part of the plot nor did he have much chemistry with the rest of the cast.

But will another film do the trick? Outside of the original Rush Hour, I have trouble having faith in Ratner about much of anything, but I guess we’ll see. And no, this is not BEVERLY HILLS COP 4, though Ratner does say he wants to make that some day.

Extra Tidbit: What did YOU think of TOWER HEIST and Murphys role in it?
Source: The Wrap

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6:52PM on 11/08/2011
Murphy is over the hill by his own choices and Ratner is a tallentless douche-hack that apparently made a directing pact with Satan. It's the only thing that can possibly explain his still being allowed to work in the business.

I wish he had made the pact for actual talent instead.
Murphy is over the hill by his own choices and Ratner is a tallentless douche-hack that apparently made a directing pact with Satan. It's the only thing that can possibly explain his still being allowed to work in the business.

I wish he had made the pact for actual talent instead.
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5:33PM on 11/08/2011

Sorry Ratman...It's Eddie's time to come back.

This past weekend..."Tower Heist" became only the 5th movie in 15 years that I actually walked OUT of. I tried to sit thru it (lasted 1 hour & 15 minutes out of 1 hour & 44 minute runtime) but after being so totally blown away by this 100% pure, UN-funny, turd of a movie...I just couldn't take it anymore. A lot of people have their reasons for dumping on Michael Bay, George Lucas, Paul Anderson, etc....But Brett Ratner is a director I truly despise. I still feel nasty chills & feel a slight
This past weekend..."Tower Heist" became only the 5th movie in 15 years that I actually walked OUT of. I tried to sit thru it (lasted 1 hour & 15 minutes out of 1 hour & 44 minute runtime) but after being so totally blown away by this 100% pure, UN-funny, turd of a movie...I just couldn't take it anymore. A lot of people have their reasons for dumping on Michael Bay, George Lucas, Paul Anderson, etc....But Brett Ratner is a director I truly despise. I still feel nasty chills & feel a slight rage building when I hear the words: X-Men 3: The Last Stand.

The fact that an awesome comedian such as Eddie Murphy finally found his way out of a family comedies in (as stated above) a fat-suit is welcome news to be sure...but this was one project that just didn't work, IMO. That said, I AM looking forward to his stint as Oscar Host (even if Ratner WAS the reason why he was chosen) & any future projects he feels up to making if he can recapture that "kick-ass-ness" that made everyone love him wayy back in the day! So I say Go Eddie!
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12:12PM on 11/08/2011
Tower Heist sucked. I really miss the funny Eddie Murphy and wish someone would get him the hell away from Ratner. Eddie should hook up with Apatow, or make another with Steve Martin, somebody who actually knows how to make a funny movie.
Tower Heist sucked. I really miss the funny Eddie Murphy and wish someone would get him the hell away from Ratner. Eddie should hook up with Apatow, or make another with Steve Martin, somebody who actually knows how to make a funny movie.
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4:19PM on 11/08/2011
Right cuz Steve Martin has been killin it lately -__-
Right cuz Steve Martin has been killin it lately -__-
11:29AM on 11/08/2011
I actually enjoyed Tower Heist. it exceeded my expectations. As for Murphy in the film he was just okay and had his moments. I thought Broderick and Affleck had the best moments in the film
I actually enjoyed Tower Heist. it exceeded my expectations. As for Murphy in the film he was just okay and had his moments. I thought Broderick and Affleck had the best moments in the film
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